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Fossil specimen : SM A 41949 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Lingulata

      Order Acrotretida

Fossil Name Orthisocrania divaricata (McCoy), 1851
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Orthisocrania divaricata (McCoy), 1851

Crania divaricata McCoy

Pseudocrania divaricata McCoy: Paratype

Pseudocrania divaricata McCoy

Registration No. A 41949
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Comments part and counterpart : (parts a-b)
Country Wales
Locality Bryn Melyn Quarry, Bryn Melyn, Bala, Merionethshire, Wales
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Schists (on Bala Limestone)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Ashgill Series (Ordovician Period) – Caradoc Series (Ordovician Period) (443.7 – 460.9 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Late Ordovician Epoch ]


McCoy 1851 c. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. (2) vol. viii (1): p.388

McCoy 1852 a. A synopsis of the classification of the British Palaeozoic rocks with a systematic description of the British Palaeozoic fossils Palaeontographical Society Monographs (2): pp.187, 354

McCoy 1854 a. Contributions to British Palaeontology (1): p.210

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge (3): p.55 as a.152

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